The Best Healthy, Fresh Summer Salad Recipes To Make Before Labor Day

Easy as 1-2-3.

by Natalia Lusinski
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Nothing says summer like this Grilled Peach and Burrata Salad by Plays Well With Butter. Whether you grill the peaches or use fresh ones, there’s no wrong way to make this salad — you can also add prosciutto (or another protein of your choosing), olive oil, balsamic, basil, sea salt, and pepper.


To get a good dose of mood-boosting Omega-3s, try this Hot Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Salad by Anna Stanford. (You can also make it with chicken or shrimp.) Potatoes and avocados are in the salad, too, and the dressing contains delicious (and healthy) ingredients like Greek yogurt, lemon, and horseradish.

This fun-to-look-at (and eat!) Watermelon Feta Salad by Zuliya Khawaja, also contains blueberries and mint, so all your tastebuds will be covered. The dressing has lemon and olive oil, making it even healthier.

These Sweet & Savory Avocado Boats by Flora & Vino are a must-make and so easy to put together. Plus, chickpeas — a superfood — are one of the ingredients, so you’ll get plenty of nutrients, too. Homemade strawberry salsa (with lime, onion, and maple syrup) not only makes the dish festive, but sweet.


This Lemony Cucumber Couscous Salad by Budget Bytes is not only healthy, but affordable. Ingredients like feta, garlic powder, olive oil, parsley, and salt and pepper help bring out the flavors, too.


This Italian Shaved Zucchini Salad with Feta from Lena’s Kitchen is so good, you’ll definitely want seconds. It’s also perfect to make if you’re short on time. Plus, the zucchini ribbons are easy (and fun!) to create.

This Heirloom Tomato, Burrata and Basil Salad Gorm3sa features homegrown tomatoes as the “stars of the salad,” she tells TZR. Use as many as you’d like, with a generous amount of burrata in the middle. Sprinkle with extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil, and sea salt.

For a savory dish, this Corn Salad by the sister duo known on Instagram as DomesticGoddessesofNJ will do the trick. When you add deliciousness like cotija cheese, butter, cumin, onions, a jalapeño, and chili powder to corn, this is what you get. And you can use cilantro and lime wedges as garnish.


Roasted Beet and Ricotta Salad by FoodieCrush is not only colorful, but also nutritious. Pro tip from the chef: You can also use multi-colored beets, like orange and yellow varieties, too. Ingredients like an orange, honey, and mint also add rich flavors to the salad.

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